Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/01/2021

Local time: 12:00

The BBC requires a proven, robust, and high-capacity voting platform that will enable the audience to vote online on an editorial subject published or broadcast by the BBC.

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United Kingdom-London: Miscellaneous software package and computer systems

2020/S 235-581453

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Postal address: Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: W1A 1AA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sophia Pearson
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/supplying/

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Broadcasting

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Online Voting

Reference number: PROC 2020/61

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48900000 Miscellaneous software package and computer systems

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The BBC requires a proven, robust, and high-capacity voting platform that will enable the audience to vote online on an editorial subject published or broadcast by the BBC.

The editorial subjects will range from those with a significant material outcome such as deciding the winner of sports personality of the year through to votes where audience members are asked their opinion on, for example, whether they prefer popular music to classical.

The BBC requires a managed service for the operation of significant material outcome votes as well as requiring a simple, self-service interface for the creation and management of individual votes for its production teams to use throughout the lifecycle of a vote.

Voting will take place on BBC Online pages (such as the CBBC website) or on the BBC’s subsidiaries (such as BBC Global News Ltd) as well as in BBC applications (such as the BBC Sport app) or in any future BBC commissioned app.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The BBC requires a proven, robust, and high-capacity voting platform that will enable the audience to vote online on an editorial subject published or broadcast by the BBC.

The editorial subjects will range from those with a significant material outcome such as deciding the winner of sports personality of the year through to votes where audience members are asked their opinion on, for example, whether they prefer popular music to classical.

The BBC requires a managed service for the operation of significant material outcome votes as well as requiring a simple, self-service interface for the creation and management of individual votes for its production teams to use throughout the lifecycle of a vote.

Voting will take place on BBC Online pages (such as the CBBC website) or on the BBC’s subsidiaries (such as BBC Global News Ltd) as well as in BBC applications (such as the BBC Sport app) or in any future BBC commissioned app.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes

Description of options:

The framework agreement will run for an initial term of 2 years, with two options to extend for a further year each time, up to a total duration of 4 years.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Where there is more than one economic operator, the BBC reserves the right to require a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

Please register your interest in this project by taking the following steps:

1) Register your company on the BravoSolution e-Tendering portal (this is only required once):

1.1 Go to https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk

1.2 Click the link on the login page to register;

1.3 Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’;

1.4 Enter your correct business and user details;

1.5 Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete;

1.6 You will shortly receive an email with your temporary password.

2) Express an interest in the tender:

2.1 Login to the portal with the username/password;

2.2 Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open to all Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier);

2.3 Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content;

2.4 Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only;

2.5 You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box.

3) Responding to the tender:

3.1 Click ‘My Response’ under PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining);

3.2 You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification;

3.3 Note the deadline for completion, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available);

3.4 You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance, please consult the online help, or contact the Bravo e-Tendering help desk.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/01/2021

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/01/2021

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

In the case of technology requirements, the BBC may involve its technology partner (Atos IT Solutions and Services Ltd) to assist in the scoping and drafting of invitations to tender and/or the evaluation of tenders. However, the final decision as to which is the most economically advantageous (by reference to the award criteria) will be made by the BBC. The awarding authority reserves the right not to award a contract and to annul the procurement process at any stage. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments will be made in sterling. The contract shall be subject to English law. The awarding authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest, or any tender and reserves the right to accept part of a tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates otherwise in the tender document.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Business and Property Courts of England and Wales – TCC
Postal address: Rolls Building, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As stated in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The applicable review time limits shall be as stated in Regulations 92 and 93 Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/11/2020